Subject: What is this thing?
Location: Mexico Beach,FL
October 15, 2012 6:48 pm
I was sitting outside on my patio when I spotted this thing. Kinda creepy looking but he didn’t jump at me or bite me so I left him alone. Just wondering what it is?
This is a Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae, and the species, Leptoglossus zonatus, does not have a species common name. According to BugGuide: “Feeds on flowers and fruits of many plants, including citrus, tomatoes, various members of the squash family, and many other plants” and “Considered a pest not only for the feeding damage on various crops but also as a transmitter of plant pathogens. “